Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni Average Salary

Around 37,000 people attend Indiana University, a institution based in Bloomington, Ind. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Hoosiers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This report is based on the answers of IU graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Financial Analyst
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Senior Financial Analyst
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Software Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,201

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About This School

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, Indiana University (IU)


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of IU go into the health care industry, the retail industry, and the financial services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former IU students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Median pay for those who graduated from IU amounts to $61K.


In the IU alumni community, men make a median salary of $68K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $56K.


IU grads who become Optometrists garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $120K on average annually. However, Merchandise Planners and VPs of Operations also rank as top-earners (bringing in around $75K each). Human Resources Directors pick up about $50K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


A large number of students head to Indianapolis, Ind. after college. IU grads also flock to San Francisco, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $90K). Though median pay is subpar ($49K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Bloomington after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. Graduates also relocate to New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid IU alumni are those with a medical degree — they earn close to about $120K on average per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $39K.


Many former IU students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and nearly one-eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Hoosiers with Strategic Planning experience garner salaries that are 22 percent more than other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. Most alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of alums, and a fair number of former students sign up for dental plans. Other benefits awarded to Indiana University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Kentucky graduates, who earn $64K on average, make a similar amount to IU grads. The University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are also similar to IU.

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